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The Duke's Reluctant Bride

(2016)
(The fourth book in the Chase Brides series)
A novel by

 
 
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!

England & Scotland, 1668: Lady Kendra Chase's brothers insist it's high time she wed. But although they've presented her with an abundance of suitable men, no one has caught her fancy - until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When the two of them are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers demand they marry, Kendra is aghast. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw?

Scottish-born Patrick "Trick" Caldwell is the new Duke of Amberley - and also the so-called Black Highwayman. But he's about to learn that leading a double life isn't nearly as complicated as marriage. When he's compelled to wed beautiful, headstrong Kendra, he finds himself caught between his perilous secret mission and his watchful new bride. Can Trick untangle the web of half-truths and heartache before he loses his one chance at love?

PLEASE NOTE: This book is a SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE. If you'd prefer to read a steamy romance with a similar plot, look for "Amber" by Lauren Royal.

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story - no cliffhangers!

Series: The Chase Brides, Book 4
Style: Sweet historical romance
Length: 102,500 words (about 410 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author's Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
Clean Read: No offensive language or explicit content

CONNECTING BOOKS

While THE DUKE'S RELUCTANT BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon's books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

The Chase Brides
1666 - THE EARL'S UNSUITABLE BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 - THE MARQUESS'S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - THE LAIRD'S FAIRYTALE BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - THE DUKE'S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - THE VISCOUNT'S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 - THE BARON'S INCONVENIENT BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 - THE GENTLEMAN'S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose)
1651 - THE CAVALIER'S CHRISTMAS BRIDE (Joseph & Chrystabel)

Regency Chase Brides
1815 - ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

Renaissance Chase Family Series
1549 - ALICE BETROTHED (Adam & Alice, coming 2020)

Specially Priced Boxed Sets
THE CHASE BRIDES BOXED SET ONE: THE CHASES
THE CHASE BRIDES BOXED SET TWO: THE ASHCROFTS
REGENCY CHASE BRIDES BOXED SET

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

LAUREN ROYAL decided to become a writer at the age of eight, after winning a "Why My Mother is the Greatest" essay contest. Now she's a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance novels. Lauren lives in Southern California with her family and their constantly shedding cat. She still thinks her mother is the greatest.

DEVON ROYAL is the daughter of romance novelist Lauren Royal. After attending film school, she wrote an award-winning TV comedy pilot and spent several years working in digital video production before turning her focus to fiction writing. Devon lives in Southern California with her husband. She also thinks her mother is the greatest.

Genre: Historical Romance

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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Duke's Reluctant Bride (The Chase Brides)
Author(s): Lauren Royal, Devon Royal
ISBN: 1-63469-126-1 / 978-1-63469-126-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Novelty Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Duke's Reluctant Bride (The Chase Brides Book 4)
Author(s): Lauren Royal, Devon Royal
Publisher: Novelty Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU